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SafeTrack Surge 3 Starts at 8pm Tonight “with shutdown btwn Braddock Road & National Airport, thru July 11th”

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm 9 Comments



“Line segment shutdown between National Airport and Braddock Rd. from 8PM July 5 through closing July 11, 2016.

On weekdays:

Blue Line will operate in two segments:
Trains will run every 15 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Road
Trains will run every 12 minutes between National Airport and Largo Town Center
Yellow Line will operate in two segments:
Trains will run every 12 minutes between Huntington and Braddock Road
Trains will run every 12 minutes between National Airport and Greenbelt
Service between DC and Reagan National Airport available via train
Limited free shuttle buses will operate via Metroway lanes between Braddock Road Crystal City and Pentagon City stations
Limited free shuttle buses run between Braddock Road and Reagan National Airport (airport customers only)
Blue/Yellow customers are encouraged to consider alternate travel options and avoid traveling during rush hour if possible; expect significant crowding on Blue & Yellow line trains

Weekend train frequencies may change to coordinate with other planned track work on the Metrorail system. Weekend service information is posted in the Alerts & Advisories section

Tap your SmarTrip card each time you enter and exit the Metrorail system. Riders traveling through the work zone will be charged for a single, continuous trip.”

  • Rontoning

    SafeTrack seems to be working more efficiently than everyone thought. Seems like a pretty good way to handle major maintenance.

    • Danimal

      Rontoning must be a Metro spy.

  • Idontgetit

    I took the Yellow Line southbound to the airport this morning with no problems. There were Metro employees directing riders to the shuttle busses as you departed the train.

    • anon

      i’m glad to hear it went well! i’m using these two weeks to force myself into bike commuting, but there will be at least one day somewhere in the middle of back-to-back-to-back 20 mile days when i drag my exhausted butt on a train southbound.

    • dcgator

      Hey, where’d you take it from? I’m leaving U St tomorrow at around 5 am for a 6:30 am flight; just trying to determine if there’s any possibility of a snafu, Broad City-style and whether I should just bite the bullet and cab.


      • Ben

        You might be cutting it close – I’m not sure when the first yellow line train enters U St but it might not be until ~5:30amish getting you to the airport at 6…

      • Idontgetit

        I left from U Street and had no issues but I agree with the above the you are cutting it awfully close.

      • AmyM

        I had a similarly-timed flight and the TSA lines were already out of the ropes and down the hall. If I were you, I’d bite the bullet and summon that Uber.

  • BN

    I took it yesterday night from Van Dorne into the city and it was a mess. Shuttle buses were waiting at Braddock Rd, which was great, and they even had different locations (airport, Crystal City, Pentagon shuttles). I took one to Pentagon and that’s where everything started to get bad. Waited at least 15 minutes for a train, with a growing crowd. At one point the metro workers said the next DC-bound train would be on the opposite platform, so everyone went over only to be told a couple minutes later that we needed to go back to the other platform. Then, once the train came, it said green line – the conductor only announced that it was actually blue 30 seconds before they closed the doors!


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